Facebook’s New Page Rules

In Graphic Design, Social Media by Esther Anderson

In the ever-changing maze that is social media, Facebook has made another change. You’ve probably already noticed this change if you go on Facebook once a day or if you manage a Facebook page for your business or for a group.

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This Facebook page format may look familiar, because this has been the way Facebook pages have looked for over a year. They had a full-width cover photo and a profile picture in the bottom left of the cover photo space. Below is what the new Facebook page looks like. You’ll notice that the cover photo is not full width; the profile picture and page information is to the left. The page feed is still in the middle, but photos, videos, contact info is to the right now instead of on the left.

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This shouldn’t have too much impact on you and your page except on mobile versions of your page. Here is where the difference is really evident. If you don’t follow the mobile guidelines then you could be putting text in areas that get cut off in the mobile version. Here’s how the old version’s mobile guideline used to work:

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As you can see, there is only a narrow box where text can appear otherwise it will be cut off on the right, left and bottom of the cover photo.

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Here are the new guidelines: Essentially, all that gets cut off is space on the right and left not on the bottom. So, you can add more text, or put text in the bottom of the frame of your cover photo now.Facebook's New Rules - Best Web Designer & Best Graphic Designer Denton County

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If it’s time to update your cover photo, let us know, and we will work up a new design for you based on Facebook’s new page layout guidelines.